Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies – II. Philosophy/Philosophy of Religion – III. Dogmatics

I. Religious Studies

Religious studies deals with eternity in the context of a discussion of sacred time. Though sacred time is grounded in eternity, it begins at the moment of the creation of the world. With respect to the world's fate, both optimistic and pessimistic voices are to be heard. Both positions, whether reckoning with the demise of the …

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Braun, Hanns-Jürgen and Jüngel, Eberhard, “Eternity”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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